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Wendy Leiker names superintendent of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility

Special to The Hays Daily News

After serving as acting superintendent of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility for the past six months, Wendy Leiker has been selected to fill the role permanently, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced Thursday.

Leiker has been at LJCF since 2003 and will oversee the facility that houses up to 129 medium-custody male during the past decade. She rose through the ranks, serving as a Juvenile Corrections Officer II, the facility Disciplinary Hearing Officer, captain and was appointed as the deputy superintendent in 2009.

Leiker earned an associate's degree in criminal justice from Hutchinson Community College, a bachelor's degree in psychology from Washburn University and has done graduate work at Fort Hays State University, where she also has worked as an adjunct faculty member.